Sokoto Customs Nets N860m in Five Months


By Abdallah el-Kurebe

The Customs Area Command, which comprises Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara states has recorded unprecedented revenue generation strive by netting a total of N860,354,297 between January and May this year.

The Customs Area Comptroller (CAC), Sani Madugu disclosed this at the Command headquarters in Sokoto on Monday when the Comptroller General of Customs, Hamid Ali paid a visit to the state.

According to him, although the monthly target of the Command stood at N142 million, the revenue generated each month from January to May had surpassed the target.

Madugu said that the Command recorded a differential increase of N479,757,807 (12 6%) against the N380,596,490 generated within the same period in 2015.

In the same vein, the Command made a total of 145 seizures of 2,779 bags of rice; 2,795 jerry cans of vegetable oil; 41 used vehicles; two used motorcycles and 467 bales of second hand clothes.

The CAC said that the success recorded by the Command was as a result of synergy between various units. “This cooperation and team work has given us opportunity to raise our revenue collection and seizures.